When Spike Lee isn't making waves with his speech, he's making movies that also provoke. The latest addition to his canon, Miracle at St. Anna, will be out this Fall, and this week brought us the first glimpse of its trailer. The film is an adaptation of a novel by the same title and follows the harrowing story of four African-American soldiers trapped in an Italian village during World War II.
This is the first feature-length film Lee has released since his terrific 2006 "joint" Inside Man, and based on the trailer, it looks like he may have found a way to examine history, tell a great story, and entertain all in one film. In fact, this looks like the kind of moving, sweeping tale that the folks who give out Oscars tend to enjoy. I wonder if we are seeing a preview of a potential 2008 nominee? Time will tell!
Miracle at St. Anna opens Sept. 26. To watch the trailer for yourself, read more.